Articles by Jack Crawford

868 N Wells Street. Rendering by HPA

868 N Wells Street Sprouts up in Near North Side

Structural work has passed the seventh floor for the 27-story 868 N Wells Street in Near North Side, replacing a former low-rise brick building that was demolished last year. The developer of this mixed-use high rise is JDL, who has planned for 411 units and 12,000 square feet of retail. This tower is the second addition (after the adjacent 920 N Wells) to their North Union megadevelopment, a sprawling $1.3 billion master plan that will ultimately occupy 2.9 million square feet of space. The larger North Union assemblage will feature skyscrapers measuring up to approximately 700 feet in height while providing a total of 2,656 residences, extensive commercial and retail options, and 100,000 square feet of public areas.

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Clarendale Six Corners. Rendering by Ryan Architecture + Engineering

Clarendale Six Corners Finalizes Construction in Portage Park

The 10-story Clarendale Six Corners is now wrapping up construction in Portage Park. The mixed-use development, located at 4715 W Irving Park Road, boasts 18,000 square feet of ground-level retail space, 258 senior living apartments, and various integrated amenities. Ryan Companies, LCS, and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital have developed the project, which spans nearly 370,000 square feet.

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Rendering of 7412 W Irving Park Road

Sears Department Store Redevelopment Takes Shape in Portage Park

The Sears department store at 4712 W Irving Park Road in Portage Park continues to undergo a significant transformation, as the $90 million, six-story mixed-use redevelopment project takes shape. Led by Novak Construction as both developer and general contractor, the project will offer 50,000 square feet of retail space and 206 residential units. According to a February article by Block Club Chicago, Target will be the anchor tenant for the retail component.

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